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Offline ulrace

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Ballast rules
« on: September 01, 2018, 01:02:49 AM »
Wondering about using steel ammo  containers bolted solid with bags of lead shot inside. Containers bolted shut also. Is this acceptable?

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Re: Ballast rules
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2018, 01:23:35 AM »
Is there a reason why you wouldn't simply heat up the ammo boxes and be done with it?
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Offline jdincau

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Re: Ballast rules
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2018, 01:27:46 AM »
Think about keeping it intact and attached in this instance

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Re: Ballast rules
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2018, 01:55:36 AM »
Chris;

I think he is suggesting using lead shot in the ammo boxes because if the ballast somehow got loose, small lead BBs would not be nearly as dangerous as a big chunk of lead flying around.

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Offline kiwi belly tank

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Re: Ballast rules
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2018, 02:51:17 AM »
People have been using lead shot for years in containers & inside frame rails. Go to the rule book & don't read anything into it that isn't in black & white.
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Re: Ballast rules
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2018, 03:31:41 PM »
  Don't think you can use concrete. It's been tried. Not good.
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Re: Ballast rules
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2018, 06:09:51 PM »
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Re: Ballast rules
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2018, 09:22:23 PM »
LOL, yeah that whole concrete thing was messy in more ways than one! :-o
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Re: Ballast rules
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2018, 09:31:56 PM »
We were a lot less picky back in 1964
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